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Paper Birch Tree | Betula Papyrifera

An elegant variety of Birch tree with paper-thin peeling bark

The Highlights

    • An elegant variety of Birch tree appreciated for its paper-thin peeling bark
    • A broadly conical, open branched tree, the paper birch has the traditional white peeling birch bark
    • Fruits brown berries in summer, which will bring flocks of birds to your garden
    • Features ovate, irregularly toothed, dark green leaves which turn bright yellow in Autumn
    • Older Paper Birch trees develop attractive, peeling layers of bark
    • In spring, tiny yellowish brown male flowers appear in drooping catkins, while greenish female flowers appear in upright catkins
    • Our potted trees are supplied in EcoPots™. Eco pots use 70% less plastic and are fully recyclable, unlike normal single use pots. They flex and so produce less root spiralling and travel better in the post.MORE
    • Our trees are usually between 18 and 36 months old at the time of dispatch.
    • Our trees are professionally pruned before dispatching. This formative pruning can involve cutting the main leader, if the expert tree growers decide this will produce a better shaped tree. This can stop the tree becoming "leggy", and promote stronger, bushier growth.MORE

Paper Birch Tree | Betula Papyrifera

An elegant variety of Birch tree with paper-thin peeling bark
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The Highlights

    • An elegant variety of Birch tree appreciated for its paper-thin peeling bark
    • A broadly conical, open branched tree, the paper birch has the traditional white peeling birch bark
    • Fruits brown berries in summer, which will bring flocks of birds to your garden
    • Features ovate, irregularly toothed, dark green leaves which turn bright yellow in Autumn
    • Older Paper Birch trees develop attractive, peeling layers of bark
    • In spring, tiny yellowish brown male flowers appear in drooping catkins, while greenish female flowers appear in upright catkins
    • Our potted trees are supplied in EcoPots™. Eco pots use 70% less plastic and are fully recyclable, unlike normal single use pots. They flex and so produce less root spiralling and travel better in the post.MORE
    • Our trees are usually between 18 and 36 months old at the time of dispatch.
    • Our trees are professionally pruned before dispatching. This formative pruning can involve cutting the main leader, if the expert tree growers decide this will produce a better shaped tree. This can stop the tree becoming "leggy", and promote stronger, bushier growth.MORE

Know Your Plant

Supplied as:

9L Eco Pot
This tree is supplied in a 9L Eco Pot, which is approx D15 x H30cm. Eco Pots use 70% less plastic then traditional pots and can be recycled easily. A 9L pot allows ample space for good root development and can support a good size tree.

Height on arrival:

120-150cm inc. pot

Eventual height:

15m (49ft)

Eventual spread:

8m (25ft)

Time to first crop:

Flower colour:

Yellow

Habit:

Bushy

Hardiness:

Fully Hardy
This tree is fully hardy, meaning it will survive under any condition including the occasional snowy winters in the UK

Rootstock:

Spacing:

Care Guide

High Pest/Disease resistance

Generally pest and disease resistant

Water regularly when newly planted

Water young trees regularly until roots are well established

Full Sun

Position in Full Sun (6h+) or partial shade

Moist but well-drained soil

Suits any soil type that is moist but well-drained

Prune Annually

Any pruning should be done when the tree is fully dormant, from late summer until early winter. If you prune in late winter or early spring when the sap is 'rising' this can cause heaving bleeding of sap and weaken or even kill the tree

For more care tips and ideas visit our Knowledge page

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